Incredible photo of Sandy behind Statue of Liberty? Fake.
An eerie photograph of the Statue of Liberty with Hurricane Sandy lingering in the background is becoming a viral sensation online Monday – but the picture is not real.
According to a blog on The Philly Post, the image is a mash-up of a photo of the statue along with a photo of “storm-darkened skies over Nebraska.”
The Post reports Snopes.com “busted the myth” in September, 2010 when the photo first made rounds across the Internet after a tornado touched down in Brooklyn.
The photo has been shared tens of thousands of times on social media websites. It continued to be shared as authentic on Monday afternoon.